Widnes Academy uses the Spark yard resources to deliver our music curriculum. We also work with the Accent Music Hub to deliver individual music tuition to two of our Key Stage 2 classes.
Children will develop in self-confidence, creativity and a sense of achievement as they gain a secure understanding of music through. For pupils to gain an appreciation and love for music as they come to understand its cultural value as a universal language and one of the highest forms of creativity. That every child will have been given the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, and that we will nurture young musicians to develop their natural talent. That children will have opportunities to perform for others and experience live performances.
Teachers to follow the Sparkyard resources, linked to the National Curriculum for Music and Model Music Curriculum. Weekly music lessons for all children in school from EYFS to Year 6. Whole-class instrumental tuition in KS2 (currently in guitar and brass) delivered by specialist teachers. After school tuition for gifted and talented pupils. Extra opportunities to perform within school and outside, in collaboration with other schools. Opportunities to experience live performances.
Children enjoy music lessons, especially those where they have an opportunity to perform or learn to play a musical instrument. Children are experiencing a wide range of genres, styles and traditions, and are beginning to be able to recognise and talk about key indicators of these. Pupils feel confident to experiment and explore their ideas, and share these with peers and teachers. Gifted and talented children are identified by class teachers and provision organised by subject leader
Early Learning Goals: Exploring and using media and materials, Begins to build a repertoire of songs, Explores the different sounds of Instruments, Children sing songs, make music., Being Imaginative, They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through music.
Children in Reception to use the Charanga resources.
Musical instruments and vocabulary is available during continuous provision
Children exposed to a wide variety of genres/traditions through music lessons. Charanga resources supports children to listen intently for inter-related elements of music and how these work together to build the finished piece.
Children have opportunities to discuss personal opinions about what they have listened to as well as listening to the opinions of others
During lessons, time is dedicated to children composing their own music with adequate support in place. As they proceed, they become more confident in notation to record their compositions.
Performance as part of music lessons and children at Widnes Academy also have the opportunity to perform on a wider stage through the following:
Brindley Performance as part of the Halton Primary Arts Network
St Peter and Paul’s Spring Concert
Infant Music Festival at Wade Deacon
Key Stage or Whole school Christmas/End of Year performances in church